Bold Earth operates 12 to 21-day domestic and international adventure travel-based programs for teenagers designed to foster community, teach leadership, and enhance global citizenship. Trip Leaders facilitate safe, fun, and meaningful summer experiences for teenagers from all over the globe. In the process, our leaders get to explore beautiful areas, contribute to local communities, and make a positive impact in the lives of teenagers. Trip Leaders are in charge of managing group dynamics, coordinating logistics, and leading and assisting with activities that include backpacking, rock climbing, snorkeling, sea kayaking, surfing, whitewater rafting, cooking and more. The Bold Earth Trip Leader position involves a unique combination of risk management, role modeling, leadership, laughter, games, and hard work!

Applicants must be 21 years old, a college graduate or working towards a degree, WFR certified, demonstrate prior leadership experience with youth, and have an ability to facilitate fun.

Staff training begins June 17th outside of Denver, CO, and contracts end no later than August 16th. Visit our website to learn more about working with Bold Earth and our application process.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Camp Counselors, Climbing Skills, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education


Must be 21 years old by June 2021
Must be a college graduate or working towards a degree
Wilderness First Responder certified
Demonstrate prior experience working with youth
Clean driving record (no more than four points in the last three years)
Pass a criminal background check

Required Skills:

Must be able and willing to drive a 15-passenger van and trailer (we will provide instruction and training at Bold Earth staff training for those without experience)

About Bold Earth Adventures

Welcome to Bold Earth! Since 1976, we have served more than 20,000 families through our adventure and travel programs. Our itineraries are designed to maximize fun, foster personal growth, and create close-knit communities. Adventure activities include whitewater rafting, surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, ziplining, rock climbing, hut-to-hut hiking, via ferrata, canyoneering, hot springs visits, rappelling, glacier trekking, mountain biking, sea kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and outrigger canoeing. Physical and emotional safety is our top priority. Our students participate in fun and exciting activities to develop a love, appreciation, and lifelong passion for travel, culture, and adventure. Our dynamic and trip leaders serve as role models and mentors and help facilitate personal growth. We empower and encourage students to create a culture of kindness and mutual respect in their communities and create lifelong friendships.

Application Instructions

Please visit the Bold Earth website to learn more and apply! You may reach out to [email protected] with any additional questions.